Exhibit 1191.

[Original in Spanish. Contemporary copy. P.I.R., 311.13. ]

Stamp of the Revolutionary Government of the Territory of Visayas.

In Pavia, 18th November, 1898, the members of the committee on reforms have proposed the following articles to constitute the basis of negotiations for the cessation of hostilities between the Spanish Government and the Revolutionary Government of the territory of the Visayas:

1. The Spanish military forces are to abandon the city of Jaro, the Civil and Military Revolutionary force to peacefully occupy it, maintaining there perfect order without engaging in any form of hostilities.

2. The Spanish force will occupy Iloilo and Molo, taking the same attitude; they will occupy these two towns only.

3. In case by treaty of peace or act of force the territory of the Visayas becomes foreign territory, Molo will be immediately evacuated and the capital, Iloilo, is to be turned over to the Filipino commander designated by the revolutionists, all interests are to be guaranteed in the conference which will be held before the occupation by such commander and the highest authority in the archipelago [General Diego de los Rios, Spanish Governor General.]; a sham attack or some other concerted measure will serve as a pretext for the meeting.

4. These measures, adopted for the province of Iloilo, will be carried out in the other Visayan provinces and in Mindanao, the officials of the Spanish government being concentrated in the capitals in order that the surrender may be complete and carried out without injury to any interests whatever.

5. In case the sovereignty of the Philippines remains invested in Spain, a new political regime suited to the aspirations of the country will be established with the assistance of the committee on reforms, which will act with the Revolutionists and this will be inaugurated with the necessary guarantees including the armed force which the latter consider advisable.

6. For mutual advantage the telegraph lines in the territory occupied by the revolutionary force will be carefully preserved by them and the officials of the telegraphs will be considered neutrals and respected by all.

7. The Spanish prisoners in the province of Iloilo will be exchanged for those held by Spanish. The number of prisoners held by the two parties will not be considered in the exchange.

8. At the moment when the congress of Paris ratifies the Spanish sovereignty in the Visayas, a full amnesty will be proclaimed without exceptions or limitations of any sort and a decree will be issued disbanding the civil guard which will be replaced by a force made up of the people officered by men of their choice; this force is to be attached to the various municipalities and its principal duty is to be the preservation of order and the carrying out of police duties in the camps and towns.

9. The Government will turn over 12,000 pesos, funds of the national subscription which remain after payment of the indemnity, to the city of Iloilo, and such other sums as have proceeded from the philanthropy of the church and private individuals, to the illustrious Provisor of the Dio. cese, who will take charge of the division of these sums aided by the persons whom he appoints for that duty. They will be used to pay for damages caused by necessary preparations for the Military defense and as succor to the penury and want of the people of the city.

10. Freedom of travel will be permitted throughout the provinces of the Visayas, but persons travelling must go unarmed.

11. For the common welfare and in order that this agreement may have the considerations and respect which its nature and the status of the persons making it require, both parties are called on and are recommended to exert all their authority to prevent any conflict nor will they encourage the commission, by regular or irregular troops, by disciplined or undisciplined ones, of the slightest act of hostility ,vhich may occasion distrust or reprisals.


A true copy:
The Secretary General.
JARO, 5th December, 1898.

Same stamp as at the beginning.

[NOTE.-V. Gay was the Spanish Alcalde of Iloilo at this time.-J. R. M.T.]

In a letter from the insurgent officials in Panay to E. Aguinaldo dated 5th December, 1898, occurs the following paragraph bearing on this letter:

"We send details of the progress of the campaign and a copy of the propositions made by General Rios signed by the members of the council of reform which acts for the Spanish general and not for us who do not wish to be compromised in any agreement affecting our political future, which we desire to have completley united with that of Luzon, without first consulting you as the Supreme Chief of the Philippine Nation."